Megan Berrigan pitched a four-hitter and Alexis Hill-Gruenberg belted a two-run double in the fifth inning to help Bend High defeat Crook County 4-2 on Friday in Intermountain Hybrid softball action.
Berrigan struck out seven and walked just one as the Lava Bears (15-6 overall) concluded a three-game sweep over the Cowgirls at Bend High.
Emily Benton took the loss for Crook County, giving up just five hits in the defeat. Benton struck out four and allowed only two earned runs.
With her team clinging to a 2-1 lead, Hill-Gruenberg knocked in Brooke Berry and Kendall Kramer to make the score 4-1. The Cowgirls (13-8) scored one run in the seventh, but could not complete the rally.
In other Friday action:
Ridgeview 12, Summit 1: REDMOND — With a strong defense limiting the Storm to just three hits (while committing zero errors), the Ravens powered past Summit for an Intermountain Hybrid win. Hannah George, Erin Ware and Alex Spencer each had two hits for Ridgeview (15-4), and Sara McKinney knocked in three runs. For the Storm (2-18), Raja Char, Brooke Frey and Maddy Hallman each had a hit. Brooke Lee accounted for Summit’s lone run after being driven in by Hallman in the second inning.
Junction City 13, Sisters 5: SISTERS — Chawndra Craig went 3 for 4 and scored two runs, but the Outlaws could not overcome eight errors in a Sky-Em League contest. Sisters (1-11 Sky-Em, 1-19 overall) outhit the Tigers 6-5. Zoey Nason added two singles for the Outlaws.
Mountain View 8, Redmond 5: REDMOND — Brodie Blok went 2 for 4 and scored three times for the Cougars (5-7 IMC, 7-13 overall) as Mountain View edged the Panthers (5-7, 10-13) in Intermountain Conference play. Cody Anthony and Carson Corrigan added two hits apiece. Brock Powell earned the win in relief, taking the mound in the fourth inning. Colton Slavey paced Redmond by going 3 for 4 with an RBI.
Bend 17, Crook County 3: PRINEVILLE — The Lava Bears completed their three-game sweep of the Cowboys by pounding out 15 hits in the Intermountain Hybrid contest. Elliot Willy had a double, a home run and five RBIs to lead Bend (17-5 overall). Creighton Simmonds added three hits and scored three runs, Jordan Sunitsch and Justin Parsons each had a pair of hits and Jacob Parsons hit a two-run home run. Trevor Slawter paced Crook County (5-16) with a single and two runs scored.
Gladstone 10, Madras 0: MADRAS — Untimely errors contributed to five unearned Gladstone runs, and Madras managed just three hits in a Tri-Valley Conference game that was halted after five innings via the 10-run rule. The visiting Gladiators took a 5-0 lead in the first inning against the White Buffaloes (0-12 TVC, 4-18 overall), who committed a total of five errors. Josh Ross hit a double and Parker Dominguez and Sean Leriche each singled for Madras.
Country Christian 20, Culver 0: MOLALLA — With the Class 2A/1A Special District 2 loss, the Bulldogs drop to 10-5 in league play and 12-8 overall.
Bend 12, Hermiston 0: Bend High closed out a perfect 6-0 High Desert Conference campaign, clinching first place in the final regular-season standings with a shutout win at 15th Street Field. Chance Beutler (four goals, one assist), Eli Pite (three goals, two assists) and James Rockett (two goals, three assists) led the way for the Lava Bears, who charged to an 8-0 halftime lead. Andrew Joyce, Bryant Jolma and Connor Iverson added one goal apiece for Bend (13-2 overall), which will be the No. 1 seed in the HDC playoffs starting Wednesday.
Summit 16, Sisters 3: SISTERS — The Storm improved to 6-1 in High Desert Conference play with the home win. The Outlaws fell to 4-3 in conference play.